Richard Seals

Richard Seals

Chief Financial Officer


Describe what you do for Portland Opera

The Chief Financial Officer is an executive level position designed to provide strategic thinking and clear communication to all constituencies, as well as managing the day-to-day finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, risk management, administration and facility operations of Portland Opera. The position reports directly to the General Director, and aids in formulating and managing company budgets, financial policies, and developing long-range financial goals and strategic objectives. The position acts as the primary liaison on all finance reporting to the Board of Directors and its committees.

What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?

Do not go gentle into that good night

Dylan Thomas - 1914-1953

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?


In my free time, you can usually find me...

Shopping at Costco.

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

The sing-along at the end of Big Night.

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